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2020/11/11 Agenda for the Next Two Months - Believe His Prophets and You Shall Prosper!

Ron Sawka Ministries

November 11, 2020; Cheshvan 24, 5781

“Believe and trust in the Lord your God and you will be established (secure). Believe and trust in His prophets and succeed” (2 Chron. 20:20, AMP).

“Trust in the Lord your God and you will be safe! Trust in the message of his prophets and you will win” (2 Chron. 20:20, NET).

“Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper” (2 Chron. 20:20, NKJV).

Agenda for the Next Two Months

Believe His Prophets and You Shall Prosper!

The timing of the Lord is always so amazing. I believe the above scripture, 2 Chronicles 20:20, is especially important for us in these next two months. It speaks of how vital it is to believe God’s prophets and the prophecies He speaks through them. It can mean the difference between victory and defeat.

This verse has a two-fold message. First, of course, is to believe in/trust in the Lord. This is what establishes us. Without faith in God, we have nothing. We all know this. It’s the second part though that is especially key for right now: we have to believe the specific promises the Lord gives us. Often these come through prophetic words and we must believe and obey them. In some ways this is very difficult. How can we believe something spoken through a human vessel? Is it reliable? The answer is yes.

When we take the time to seek the Lord and call on Him for help, and then when He responds by speaking through a proven prophet and prophecy, we must believe it. We must stand without wavering. There have been several times over the past thirty-or-so years I have had to do this, and each time there has come incredible success. Without the prophecy, the victory would never have happened! God would still be with me. But we could have never attained what we did if we hadn’t deliberately chosen to stand in faith about what the prophet said.

Another hindrance for some is that the prophecy spoken may seem impossible or completely implausible for fulfillment. Some prophecies sound quite plausible and reasonable, but others don’t. No matter how we look at them, we have to admit that without divine intervention, they will never come to pass. But this is what God delights in. He wants us to trust in Him alone, not in human endeavor. That way the glory goes only to Him. So remember, the more impossible it may seem, the more important it is to believe!

Most of us know the context of the above scripture. A huge enemy alliance had arisen to attack Jehoshaphat and the nation of Judah. There was no way they could withstand the overwhelming enemy numbers. The king gathered the people to fast and pray; people assembled from all over, and Jehoshaphat led in prayer.

He reminded the Lord of His promise: “If disaster comes upon us … we will stand … and in Your presence … cry out to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save” (2 Chron. 20:9). The king went on to say, “We have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You” (12).

Shortly after this, a prophet spoke. He said, “Do not be afraid nor dismayed … for the battle is not yours but God’s” (15). He then told them clearly to: 1) go down against them; 2) position themselves; 3) stand still and see the salvation of the Lord (15–17).

The king and all the people were so thankful to hear this. They bowed and worshiped. Then they rose up and praised the Lord “with voices loud and high” (19). There was great rejoicing.

The critical time was the next morning. There was no feeling of excitement—just the cold fact of facing an insurmountable enemy. This is when Jehoshaphat demonstrated proper faith and leadership and uttered those words: “Trust in the message of his prophets and you will win” (20).

He and the people obeyed and went to meet the enemy as instructed. And to further demonstrate their faith that God would fight for them, they put the singers and praisers out front. They gave themselves no opportunity for unbelief by having soldiers ready “just in case.” Instead they deliberately kept the warriors at the rear.

We know the rest of the story. As they drew near the enemy with singing and praising, extolling God saying, “Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever” (21), He sent ambushes. He struck the enemy. It was an overwhelming victory. The gathering of spoils was so much that it took three days to collect it all.

Let me say again—this is a key word for us, the people of God, especially for the next two months. Keep believing what God has spoken through His prophets. Let’s keep on keeping our eyes on the Lord and His promises. He wants us to succeed and prosper. I believe great, great victory is coming.

Be blessed! Thanks so much for praying!

Ron and Teddy

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Advance by Keeping Your Alignment

Kislev: The Ninth Month of Hebrew Year 5781 (Nov. 17–Dec. 15, 2020)

God wants us to keep growing and to keep moving ahead. In order to do so, we have to continue to maintain the truths and alignments He has given us. We have to fight against the tendency to begin to downplay something once the freshness has worn off. The truths the Lord emphasized for us the past months are just as true today as they were then.

A full description of the blessings of the month of Kislev may be found here.

























キスレブ – 聖書暦5781年第9の月(11月17日~12月15日)



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